Non Governmental Organizations and Women’s Health Empowerment in Uganda: A Review
Asian Research Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics,
Background: East Africa experienced its NGOs boom a decade later, starting in the 1990s. Kenya, for example, experienced a rapid increase in registered NGOs, from 400 in 1990 to over 6,000 in 2008. Likewise, in Tanzania, the 41 registered NGOs in 1990 had increased to more than 10,000 by 2000. In some countries, such as Uganda, the NGO sector is viewed with mixed feelings, including rampant suspicion that the public good is not the primary motivation fuelling NGOs. Political influences have been suggested as a strong influence on NGOs in Africa, with NGOs joining the patronage networks of political leaders. In Uganda NGOs have a common platform under the NGO Forum that overlooks and champions their plights. This forum helps in registration, monitoring and streamlining linkages to avoid and increase success.
Methods: This paper reviewed the non-governmental organisations and women empowerment in Uganda. Different search engines such as web of science, scopus, pubmed central, scimago, snip, seminatics, google scholar, researchgate, academia edu and many others were utilized to get information on this topic to update the society on the impact of non-governmental organisations on women in Uganda.
Results: The above information presented by different scholars indicates that NGOs are inadequate in terms of activities and services they give to the people, more especially in empowering women to improve on their health in many countries including Uganda.
Conclusion: The women are bound to meet a number of challenges in implementing their services more especially on women health issues.
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- health clinics
- women health
- challenges of women
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